-- Product Review --
Most North Americans are not getting enough of the good fats (omega 3, 6, 9, etc) and it is wise to take a supplement of these nutrients when you can. Omega’s are essential to a number of bodily functions including: healthy heart, circulation, cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation, improves immune system, reduces stress, aides emotional imbalance, hormone balance, fertility, headaches/migraines, weight management, brain and joint support, healthy skin, etc.
We began discussing the opportunity to review a single bottle of Omega 3 Supreme manufactured by Life & Food back around July 23rd and the product arrived August 5th in our mail box in an appropriately sized white bubble plastic envelope. The product was housed in a paperboard box that was printed on all sides with helpful information about the product.
Each bottle contains 180 soft-gel capsules offering an impressive 1,400 mg fish oil – 75% omega-e’s (644 mg DHA & 336 mg. EPa). The instructions are to take 2 pills per day with a meal – each serving (2 pills) is about 14 calories and has 1% protein. The capsules are enteric coated for maximum absorption and reduced burps or aftertaste. The company claims to have a higher pharmaceutical grade of concentrated Omega 3’s than their competitors on the market.
Ingredients are: fish oil, gelatin, glycerine, food glaze, water and the enteric coating.
The product contains no GMO, gluten, egg, additives, filler, binder, artificial ingredients, soy, milk, peanut, shellfish, stearate, sulfate, dioxide or laurate.
The highly concentrated pharmaceutical grade, sustainably harvested wild Alaskan caught Pollock fish oil is refined and tested for toxins and impurities and manufactured in the USA under FDA, GMP, MSC and NSF certification. The molecularly distilled capsules ensure that you are getting the lowest peroxide and p-anisdine levels on the market.
The design of the soft-gel capsules was, for me, not as easy to swallow as the company reported them to be. While smaller than most omega supplements they are quite round – as opposed to tapered, and that caused them to stick in my throat.
Life & Food (based in Silver Springs, NV – USA) offers many different supplement products from green tea, borage oil, colon cleanse and green coffee to garcinai cambogia and more. According to their site: “Life & Food is dedicated to deliver the highest quality supplements, health and food products to provide a clean and healthy lifestyle. We strive to make a difference in people's health. We understand not every product will be effective for everyone, but we guarantee our products are of the purest grade and best quality available. In addition to our own branded Life & Food supplements, we also carry products from partner brands such as Life Extensions, and MaritzMayer Laboratories.”
The website goes on to explain that the company offers a 100% guarantee; their products are manufactured in the US in a GMP certified facility (good manufacturing practice). Their natural products are put through a rigorous testing process prior to being released for sale. Unfortunately beyond this promotional information their site does not tell us anything about their social or environmental responsibility, charitable actions, volunteer policies and activities, in-house purchasing or "green" policies. Their site had a live chat that said it was active, but I didn’t get a response to my questions on those points I just mentioned. On a positive note however, they do offer a fairly active educational blog on their site.
You can purchase directly from their site or go to Amazon.com where it had a retail list price of $59.99 (US) but it is (as of the writing of this review) on sale for $26.97 (US). Or visit Amazon.ca (for Canadians) where it has a list price of $34.47 (CDN).
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